2017 Sponsors

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GP Bullhound

gp-bullhound    As dealmakers in technology, GP Bullhound provides independent strategic advice on mergers and acquisitions and private placements to entrepreneurs, companies and investors. By combining a true passion for innovation with great access to global buyers and capital across Europe, US and Asia, GP Bullhound has completed transactions with many category leaders including Avito, Delivery Hero, Fjord, King.com, Pingdom, Pozitron and Spotify. The firm was founded in London in 1999 and today also has offices in San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin and Manchester.

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Growth Business is an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs and leaders of fast-growth enterprises. It offers a goldmine of practical information, insights and inspiration for established businesses which are achieving rapid expansion, helping them overcome obstacles to their growth and maximise their potential.

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With more than 1,400 emerging technology clients, Orrick is a leading global law firm renowned for advising high-growth technology companies and lead investors in the sector. We regularly advise industry leaders, from incubation through their strategic exit by IPO or trade sale and other growth opportunities. We are able to offer diverse resources, including expert knowledge accrued from years of working with founders, deep-rooted relationships with venture capitalists and angel investors, as well as critical insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive marketplace.

In 2013, our London emerging companies team completed more than 85 transactions, including more than 60 company representations. Our dominant presence in London and Silicon Valley as well as other leading technology markets such as Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Paris, San Francisco and the Far East, sets us apart from our peer firms. With 26 offices throughout Europe, Asia and the US, our global footprint enables us to scale with our local emerging technology clients and offer seamless service as they grow and expand. We put our network to work for our clients—wherever they are in the world.

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berenbergBerenberg is the world’s second-oldest bank, founded in 1590. Headquartered in Hamburg, we have been servicing clients for more than 420 years. We have a unique ownership structure, being family and privately owned and led by three managing partners who have unlimited liability which extends for a further five years after their retirement. Such a structure allows for long-term, entrepreneurial thinking aligned to our clients. Today, Berenberg is a modern and full-service private, investment and corporate bank with an integrated approach to private and institutional clients. We are financially strong with a core capital ratio of 14.4 per cent and assets under management of some €28.2 billion. Our 1,116 employees operate in 17 locations across eight countries: Germany, France, the UK, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Austria, China and the US.

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Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. Cooley is one of the world’s leading law firm for start-ups and venture capital. Since forming the first institutional investor fund in Silicon Valley, Cooley enables entrepreneurs to transform breakthrough ideas into successful companies. Cooley opened in London in January 2015 and the 90 lawyer office was awarded ‘London Office of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards in 2015 and Legal Week’s International Law Firm Innovation Award in 2016. Cooley has 900 lawyers across 12 offices in the United States, China and Europe.




“UK Creative Ideas Ltd. (UKCI) is an international team based in London and the rights holder in charge of operating and selling the .ART domain.
In spring 2016 UKCI signed an agreement with ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, to be the exclusive operator of the top-level domain.
.ART team is passionate about art as well as technology, and completely dedicated to making .ART the world’s successful creative domain.
The vision of .ART is to responsibly advance the art world through technology and creativity.
The mission of .ART is to create a global community; to build new territory on the Internet that is dedicated to world of arts and culture.
Over time, the .ART registry will collaborate with the art community to invent new and exciting digital services in the name of art and creativity.»

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